By Garrett Ross
The spreads aren’t always right, and on Friday they proved to be wrong. Crowell (6-1,1-0) entered district 3 DI play as 8-point underdogs to Knox City (3-4,0-1), but the Wildcats came away with the victory 95-73.
While there were plenty of positives for the Wildcats to point to on film, one area of improvement will stick out and that’s penalties.
Crowell finished the games with nine penalties for 100-yards, while Knox City had just one penalty for 15-yards.
Crowell never trailed in the game and their offense put up 703-yards on 51-plays.
Seth Bearden was phenomenal in the passing attack for the Wildcats. The sophomore sensation was 14-18, 366-yards and 8-TD’s.
Knox City had plenty of success in the passing games as well.
Abraham Nevarez picked the Wildcats defense apart, but it wasn’t enough to secure the victory.
Nevarez was 18-31, 210-yards, 5TD’s and 2INT’s in the passing game, while carrying the ball 26 times for 217-yards and 4TD’s.
While both defenses struggled to make a stop, it was the keen playmaking ability of Michael Reeves that set the Wildcats apart.
Reeves was able to pick off Nevarez twice to help set up Wildcat scores. Those two interceptions ultimately won the game for Crowell.
Knox City won the time of possession and the Greyhounds converted 50% of their third and fourth down conversions.
Knox City will be on the road Friday for a district matchup with Northside. Crowell will have a bye this week.